On December 19, manager magazin published its list of the 100 most influential women of 2019. Among the awardees are three alumnae from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management: Birgit Bohle, Human Resources Director at Deutsche Telekom, Dr. Phoebe Kebbel, Managing Partner at Hering Schuppener Consulting, and Margret Suckale, Supervisory Board Member HeidelbergCement and Deutsche Telekom.
In the top list, manager magazin awards female managers, entrepreneurs and partners from various industries who have shaped and changed the German economy. Birgit Bohle graduated from WHU in 1998. The following milestones were an MBA at the University of Texas and professional positions at Bertelsmann AG, McKinsey & Company, Deutsche Bahn and Deutsche Telekom.
Phoebe Kebbel completed her diploma studies at WHU in 1996, where she headed the press and public relations department of WHU while completing her doctorate. She then worked as a consultant at the PR agency Kohtes Klewes (now Ketchum Pleon) and since 2003, at Hering Schuppener Consulting. She is a co-founder of the network "Working Moms e.V.", which encourages women to combine family and career and is committed to equal rights for women and men in the working world.
Margret Suckale completed a part-time Executive MBA in the Kellogg-WHU program in 2001. A law graduate, she held several positions as a divisional manager and member of the Board of Executive Directors at Deutsche Bahn and BASF. She has been a member of the Supervisory Board of HeidelbergCement, Deutsche Telekom since 2017 and of the asset manager DWS Group since 2018.